Much Ado About Nothing
Returning home from war, Don Pedro and his soldiers, including Claudio and Benedick, take a holiday at the home of close friend, Leonato. Claudio quickly falls in love with Hero, Leonato's daughter. Meanwhile, Benedick and Beatrice, Leonato's niece, resume the war of witty insults that they have carried on with each other in the past. Claudio and Hero pledge their love to one another and decide to be married. To pass the time in the week before the wedding, the lovers and their friends decide to play a game. They want to get Beatrice and Benedick, who are clearly meant for each other, to stop arguing and fall in love.
Additionally, Don John, illegitimate brother of Don Pedro, has decided to disrupt everyone’s happiness. He has his companion Borachio make love to Margaret, Hero’s serving woman, at Hero’s window in the darkness of the night, and he brings Don Pedro and Claudio to watch. Believing that he has seen Hero being unfaithful to him, the enraged Claudio humiliates Hero by suddenly accusing her of lechery on the day of their wedding and abandoning her at the altar.
Will pride outweigh chemistry? Will love triumph over hate? The answers will be revealed in this Shakespearian romantic comedy set in the 70's.
2020 Student Directed One Acts
Eight Junior/ Senior student directors have been selected to produce, cast, design, and direct short one act performances. It is a very creative and innovative evening and a wonderful opportunity for underclassmen to flex their acting skills and upperclassman to practice their leadership skills and artistry.
Directors will be announced October 15th!!!
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
*** RATED PG-13 for violence, language, & disturbing subject matter **
An infamous tale - Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!